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Otsuka-Toshimi Scholarships for International Students in Japan

Engage in unique or innovative research abroad in Japan at Tokushima University by applying for its Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship offered to international students for the academic year 2022-2023. 

All international students who want to undertake a graduate or PhD degree study at Tokushima University in the field of human health are eligible to apply for this application . The applicants are required to be under the age of 38 years old and have enrolled themselves to be considered for the award. The grant is valued at a maximum of 2,000,000 Yen for a duration of 1 year. 

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This is a great opportunity for students to earn higher education in Japan.

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Founded in 1949 by merging six national education facilities into one, Tokushima University is a national university in the city of Tokushima, Japan, with seven graduate schools and five undergraduate faculties. It is ranked #701-750 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

Why choose to study at Tokushima University? Tokushima University will contribute as a global university to establish a robust and abundantly prosperous society. They work together in order to pursue the ideals and the goals of Tokushima University with the awareness of being a member of the university and respect each other’s personality and human rights without any discrimination.

Application Deadline: November 2, 2022 is the last day for submissions of applications. 

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Tokushima University 
  • Department: NA 
  • Course Level: Graduate  
  • Award: 2,000,000 Yen 
  • Number of Awards: 4 
  • Access Mode: Online 
  • Nationality: International 
  • The award can be taken in Japan


  • Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply. 
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Graduate degree programs in the field of human health, Medicine, Pharmacology, Biology, Nutrition, Physical Education, Engineering, or majors in the field of business administration or related can be applied for Tokushima University. 
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must be under 38 years old or younger as of April 1, 2023. 
  • The applicants must hold the VISA status of “Student.”
  • The applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program at Tokushima University. 

How to Apply

  • How to ApplyOnline admission application must be submitted. To apply for the opportunity , interested students must refer to the scholarship guide
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Letters or recommendation 
  • Certificate of Student Registration (Original one issued after September 30, 2022)
  • Official Transcript 
  • Certificate of Residence (Original one issued after September 30, 2022) 
  • Photocopy of the Scholarship Certificate if you have received any award in FY 202
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must meet the program-specific requirements of the university. 
  • Language Requirement: The university has deemed it necessary that competence in the Japanese language be attained before admission.


The four winners selected by Tokushima University will be awarded a funding for a period of 1 year of 1,000,000 yen, 1,500,000 yen or 2,000,000 yen / Year. 

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